Quality management system (QMS)

Activity promotion system

In accordance with our policy of “Quality First,” we will strive to maintain a business structure, based on ISO 9001, ISO 13485 and other standards, that gains customer trust and enables us to deliver attractive products that meet expectations and needs. In line with our Medium-term Quality Vision 2020, we are working as one to build a globally competitive, leading quality assurance system.

In addition to domestic efforts, head office regularly sends support people to overseas plants to provide training to quality officers at each site and provide appropriate assistance regarding quality issues to strengthen their quality assurance systems. We are always working to improve our level of quality assurance.

Medium-term Quality Vision 2020

Becoming an integrated forging with steel making process company that provides the world's best quality—Gaining customer's trusts on a global scale—

  1. Enhancing the Jikotei Kanketsu initiative to achieve customer-first manufacturing
  2. Strengthening global quality assurance foundation
  3. Promoting Total Quality Management (TQM) to improve the quality of work

Quality Control Basic Policy

We have formulated a Quality Control Basic Policy as part of our efforts to promote quality assurance initiatives.

Quality Control Basic Policy (PDF)

Quality assurance system

Quality assurance system

Third-party certifications and compliance with International Standards

In addition to ISO 9001 certification, we have also obtained other third-party certifications and public institution accreditations based on our QMS, and we are audited every one to five years for review and renewal of these certifications and accreditations.

Acquisition status of Quality ISO certification

  1. Steel products and forged products
    • Passed renewal audit for ISO 9001 (December 2019)
  2. Electro-magnetic products
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO 9001 (December 2019)
    • Passed surveillance audit for ISO 13485 (February 2020)
  3. Laboratory accreditation
    • Passed renewal audit for ISO/IEC 17025 (August 2019)

ISO certification acquisition

Kariya Plant ISO 9001 April 1993
Chita Plant ISO 9001 December 1995
Forging Plant ISO 9001 November 1997
Electro-Magnetic products ISO 9001 March 1998
Dental materials ISO 13485 July 1999
Dental materials EC Directive July 1999
Material Testing Technology Div. ISO 17025 September 2007

Consolidated subsidiaries

Omi Mining ISO 9001 May 2002
Aiko ISO 9001 March 2004
Asdex ISO 9001 June 2008
Aichi Techno Metal Fukaumi ISO 9001 March 2013
AFP ISO 9001 April 2003
SAFC IATF 16949 August 2006*
AFT IATF 16949 March 2008*
AFI ISO 9001 November 2008
AFU ISO 9001 September 2009

* Date ISO/TS16949 certification obtained

Third-party certifications excluding ISO certification

  • JIS Certification (JICQA)
  • Certifications issued by classification societies (ABS, CCS, DNV GL, KR, LR, NK)
  • European Pressure Equipment Directive (PED), European Construction Products Regulation (CPR)
  • European Medical Devices Directive (MDD Annex v.3.2)